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Generalist Social Work Practice An Empowering Approach

ISBN-10: 0205222994
ISBN-13: 9780205222995
Edition: 7th 2013
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Description: An empowerment-based method of social work which integrates core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice,7th edition, fully integrates core social work themes of  More...

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List price: $156.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

An empowerment-based method of social work which integrates core themes of the profession. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. Generalist Social Work Practice,7th edition, fully integrates core social work themes of collaboration, the strengths perspective, values and ethics, social justice and human rights, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, and policy practice. This text offers a progressive practice approach grounded in social work research, reflective of social work values, sensitive to client diversity, and applicable to work with any level of client system including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  Beginning with engaging clients as partners and continuing with assessing, intervening, and evaluating from a strengths perspective, this approach offers social workers a method that fully realizes core social work values, respects client competence, and activates client resources within the context of their lives. All parts of the practice process are described in detail, connected to social work theory, illustrated with case examples, and supported with evidence from social work research. Each chapter focuses on teaching the knowledge, values, and skills reflective of the core competencies and correlated practice behaviors as described in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).  A better teaching & learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how:Personalize Learning —MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking —Teaches students specific strategies to identify and use client strengths in their practice.Engage Students —Offers numerous case examples to apply the empowerment method to all levels of social work, with diverse clients and situations, and across fields of practice.Explore Current Issues —Includes new practice research findings and updates to demographics to ensure currency.Apply CSWE Core Competencies —The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency.Support Instructors —An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205222994 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205222995

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Brenda DuBois, MSW,LCSW, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Work at St. Ambrose University , Davenport, Iowa. She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Iowa for thirty-three years.nbsp; Professor DuBois received her masters degree in social work in 1977 at the University of Iowa and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University in 2002. She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in public welfare, community planning, organizational development, and program evaluation.nbsp; Dr. DuBois serves as a member on a number of community agency initiatives, ethics committees, and as a board member to agencies in the Quad Cities. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Karla Miley and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Karla Miley and Michael Orsquo;Melia. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Karla Miley, MSW,LSW is Professor Emerita, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois.nbsp; She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Illinois and Iowa for thirty years.nbsp; Professor Miley received her masters degree in social work in 1966 at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. nbsp;She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in school social work, health care, child welfare, and aging services.nbsp; Professor Miley has served as a member on a number of community agency initiatives and boards. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Brenda DuBois and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Brenda DuBois and Michael Orsquo;Melia.nbsp;

Social Work Practice Perspectives
Generalist Social Work Practice
Human System Perspectives
Values and Multicultural Competence
Strengths and Empowerment
An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice
Engagement: the Dialogue Phase
Engagement: Forming Partnerships
Engagement: Articulating Situations
Engagement: Defining Directions
Assessment: the Discovery Phase
Assessment: Identifying Strengths
Assessment: Assessing Resource Capabilities
Assessment: Framing Solutions
Intervention and Evaluation: the Development Phase
Intervention: Activating Resources
Intervention: Creating Alliances
Intervention: Expanding Opportunities
Evaluation: Recognizing Success
Intervention: Integrating Gains
Preface
Social Work Practice Perspectives
Generalist Social Work Practice
Social Work Values and Purpose
Human Dignity and Worth
Social Justice
Defining Social Work
Achieving the Purpose of Social Work
Generalist Social Work
Levels of Intervention in Generalist Practice
Policy and Generalist Practice
Research in Generalist Practice
Advantages of a Multifaceted Approach
Social Work Functions and Roles
Consultancy
Resource Management
Education
Integrating Generalist Functions
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Human System Perspectives
The Knowledge Base of Generalist Practice
Theoretical Frameworks for Practice
Developing a Practice Framework
Analyzing Theoretical Perspectives
Key Perspectives for Empowering Practice
Ecosystems
Social Constructionism
Feminist Perspective
Life Course Theory
Critical Theory
The Ecosystems Perspective
Humans in Context
Focus on Transactions
Development as Evolutionary Change
Goodness-of-Fit
View of Dysfunction
Implications for Change
Human Systems
System Defined
Dimensions of Systems
A Structural View of Systems
An Interactional View of Systems
Biopsychosocial Dimensions
Cultural Influences
Ecosystems: A Conceptual Framework for Practice
Identify the Focal System
What's Happening Inside the System?
What's Happening Outside the System?
How Do the Inside and Outside Connect?
How Does the System Move through Time?
Applying the Ecosystems Framework
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Values and Multicultural Competence
Frames of Reference
Your Frame of Reference Shows
Professional Values and Practice Principles
Acceptance
Individualization
Nonjudgmentalism
Objectivity
Self-Determination
Access to Resources
Confidentiality
Accountability
Value Conflicts in Practice
Personal Values and Resources
Use of Self in Social Work
Increasing Self-Awareness
Values and Principles in Action: A Practice Example
How Values Influence Practice
Values and Diversity
Multicultural Competence
Cultural Diversity Defined
Proficient Multicultural Practice
Cultural Competence
Cultural Sensitivity
Cultural Responsiveness
A Generalist View of Cultural Competence
Practitioner-Level Cultural Competence
Agency-Level Cultural Competence
Community-Level Cultural Competence
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Strengths and Empowerment
Strengths Perspective
Practice Assumptions
Key Transitions
Applying a Strengths Perspective
Empowerment
Personal Dimensions of Empowerment
Interpersonal Dimensions of Empowerment
Sociopolitical Dimensions of Empowerment
Power
Empowerment Social Work and Oppression
Empowerment-Based Practice
The Paradox of an Empowering Process
Collaboration and Partnership
Ethical Preferences for Empowerment Practice
Characteristics of Empowerment-Centered Social Workers
Empowerment-Oriented Strategies
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
An Empowering Approach to Generalist Practice
Elements of an Empowering Generalist Approach
Infusing an Ecosystems Perspective
Reflecting a Social Justice Commitment
Applying a Strengths Orientation
Collaborating with Clients
Constructing an Empowering Reality
Phases and Processes of Empowering Practice
Engagement: the Dialogue Phase
Assessment: the Discovery Phase
Intervention and Evaluation: the Development Phase
The Recurring Nature of Dialogue, Discovery, and Development
From Solving Problems to Promoting Competence
Processes in Action: Practice Examples
An Example at the Microlevel
An Example at the Mezzolevel
An Example at the Macrolevel
Multilevel Practice in Generalist Social Work: An Integrative Case Example
Social Work Practice at the Microlevel
Social Work Practice at the Mezzolevel
Social Work Practice at the Macrolevel
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Engagement: The Dialogue Phase
Engagement: Forming Partnerships
Collaboration and Partnership
The Dilemma of Social Workers as Experts
The Rewards of Clients as Experts
The Social Worker's Role
Agency Influences on Worker-Client Relationships
Making Initial Contacts
Recognizing What Clients Bring
Initiating Collaboration
Beginning Steps: A Practice Example
Qualities of Professional Partnerships
Genuineness
Acceptance and Respect
Trustworthiness
Empathy
Cultural Sensitivity
Purposefulness
Constructing Empowering Relationships
Recognizing Rights
Taking Responsibilities
Avoiding Dual Relationships
Discussing Rights and Responsibilities
Augmenting Power
When Clients Feel Powerless
Collaborating with Oppressed Clients
Voluntary and Involuntary Clients
Partnerships with Larger Systems
Respecting Confidentiality
Absolute and Relative Confidentiality
Violating Confidentiality
Informed Consent for Releasing Information
Privileged Communication
Balancing Accountability and Privacy
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Engagement: Articulating Situations
Empowering Dialogue
Listening and Responding
Proactive Responding
Describing the Current Situation
Orienting toward Goals
Searching for Strengths and Resources
Sizing Up Situations
Applying Models of Communication
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Influences on Communication Processes
Accessing the Client's Perspective
Responding to Thoughts
Allowing Space
Nonverbal Responses
Single Word Responses
Restatement
Clarification
Summary Clarification
Request to Continue
Questioning
Combining Responses
Practice Example
Responding to Feelings
The Experience of Feelings
Identifying Feelings
Verbalizing Feelings
Validating Feelings
Special Issues in Responding
Responding to Anger
Responding to Silence
Responding to Questions
Responding to Feedback from Clients
Responding to Larger Client Systems
Facilitating Discussion
Respecting Existing Functioning
Looking Forward
Practice Test
MySearchLab Connections
Engagement: Defining Directions
Transforming Challenges into Directions
Orienting Forward, Not Back
Framing the Search for Resources
Integrating Transactional Dimensions
Considering Client Motivation
Enhancing Client Motivation
Motivating Clients Who Have Given Up
Aligning Worker and Client Motivations
Motivating Larger Systems
Collaborating with Clients Who Resist
Resistance Is Motivated
Cooperating with Resistance
Overcoming Environmental Resistance
Cooperating with Mandated Clients
Constructing Workers' Expectations
Structuring a Working Partnership
Defining a Motivating Direction
Taking Priority Actions
Responding to Trauma and Crises
Responding to Large-Scale Disasters
Responding to the Threat of Suicide
Responding to Threats toward Others

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